A prestigious five-film retrospective, celebrating the prolific career of acclaimed actor Matthew Modine
"Matthew Modine is one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation.” — Vincent Canby, New York Times
The Roxy Cinema, known for its dedication to showcasing cinematic excellence, is proud to announce a prestigious five-film retrospective, celebrating the prolific career of acclaimed actor Matthew Modine. Under the banner "The Many Faces of Matthew Modine," this cinematic journey promises to be a captivating exploration of Modine's hidden gem roles and storied contributions to the world of cinema. Matthew Modine's career is a testament to his incredible talent and versatility, with a filmography that spans genres and generations. From his early breakout performances to his collaboration with revered directors, Modine has left an indelible mark on the industry. The retrospective will present a thoughtfully curated selection of five seminal films, each highlighting Modine's exceptional range and mastery of his craft:
Day 1 - December 1, 2023
5:00 p.m. - Cutthroat Island (35mm) Q&A Moderated by a Special Guest
7:15 p.m. - The Blackout (35mm) - Q&A moderated by Roxy Cinema Director Illyse Singer
9:45 p.m. - If… Dog… Rabbit (35mm) Audience Q&A
Day 2 - December 2, 2023
3:00 p.m. - Birdy (35mm) Q&A Moderated by a Special Guest
5:20 p.m. - If… Dog… Rabbit (35mm) – Q&A Moderated by actor/director Eric Stoltz (Mask, Some Kind of Wonderful)
7:30 p.m. - Equinox (35mm) - Q&A Moderated by a Special Guest
10:00 p.m. - The Blackout (35mm) Audience Q&A
Day 3 - December 3, 2023
3:00 p.m. - Equinox (35mm) Q&A Moderated by a Special Guest
5:15 p.m. - Birdy " (35mm) - Q&A Moderated by fashion designer/actor Isaac Mizrahi
7:45 p.m. - " Cutthroat Island " (35mm) - Q&A Moderated by iconic actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
The film selection includes "Cutthroat Island," an exhilarating pirate adventure filled with buried treasure and daring escapades; "The Blackout," a gripping drama chronicling the journey of a self-loathing addict; "If…Dog…Rabbit," a hidden gem, rarely screened, a high-octane crime thriller written, directed, produced and starring Modine that delves into the intricate dynamics of a family; "Birdy," a poignant exploration of the enduring scars left by war; and "Equinox," a mesmerizing tale of reunited twins with contrasting fates.
In addition to the screenings, the retrospective will feature exclusive Q&A sessions with special guests, providing an intimate look into the behind-the-scenes stories and artistic vision that shaped these cinematic stunners.
Matthew Modine's contributions to film extend beyond his acting prowess. As a director, his award-winning short film, "I Am What You Imagine," which will play before each feature, offers a profound and sensory journey into uncharted realms of storytelling.
Join us at the Roxy Cinema for "The Many Faces of Matthew Modine" and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of this extraordinary actor. Prepare for a cinematic experience that transcends time and genre as we pay homage to the brilliance of Matthew Modine's career. Interested media who wish to interview Matthew Modine contact Workhouse CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org / +1 212.645.8006
Matthew Modine // Retrospective Films
Cutthroat Island, 1995 (35mm) Director: Renny Harlin
Feisty Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) inherits her late buccaneer father's galleon and one-third of a map to buried treasure located on Cutthroat Island. The map had been tattooed on her father's scalp, and to find the treasure, she must locate and scalp his two brothers. But Morgan's swashbuckling uncle, Dawg Brown (Frank Langella), wants the treasure for himself and does battle with his headstrong niece and her unwilling accomplice, Latin-speaking physician William Shaw (Matthew Modine).
The Blackout, 1997 (35mm) Director Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara's "Blackout" stars Matthew Modine as Matty, a self-loathing addict and Hollywood actor. The film watches as Matty attempts to both crawl his way out of addiction and atone for an event that happened during a memory blackout. “Abel Ferrara's ''Blackout,'' a film featuring sex, drugs and Claudia Schiffer, caused a stampede when it was shown at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. “- The New York Times
If… Dog… Rabbit…, 1999 (35mm) Written, Directed, Produced & Starring: Matthew Modine
Johnnie Cooper (Matthew Modine) served time for an armed robbery, in which his father and brother also participated. When he's released from jail, he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon, his brother pays a visit.
Birdy, 1984 (35mm) Director: Alan Parker
Birdy (Matthew Modine) returns from the Vietnam War, scarred by the horrific experiences of battle. He is so damaged by what he saw that he has completely shut himself off from reality, imagining that he is actually a bird. Birdy is confined to a mental hospital, where the doctors are at a loss as to how to treat him. In an attempt to help, Al, his best friend from high school -- and who was also in Vietnam -- visits him every day to try to get through to him.
Equinox, 1992 (35mm) Director: Alan Rudolph
With sinuous lensing from his frequent ‘90s cinematographer Elliot Davis, Rudolph puts a menacing yet contemplative spin on the storytelling tradition of good twin/bad twin. Matthew Modine expertly delineates his portrayals of the separated at-birth brothers; one is a timid mechanic raised by salt-of-the-earth M. Emmet Walsh and pining for Laura Flynn Boyle, while the other is a flashy thug in Fred Ward’s crime ring and married to Lori Singer. Shall the twins meet?
I Am What You Imagine, 2023 (DCP) Director: Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine’s award-winning new short film, I Am What You Imagine, is a sensual exploration of the unexplainable. Featuring the voice talents of Ruby Modine and long-time Kubrick collaborator Leon Vitali (in his final performance), the short uses sound, music, and expressionistic imagery to take viewers on a journey of the heart and mind. Time: 6 minutes
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The MarCom Awards, globally recognized for excellence in marketing and communication, has honored Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO of Workhouse, with the prestigious 2023 Career Achievement Award. This esteemed accolade acknowledges his creative journey and Workhouse's 25th anniversary, underscoring unparalleled contributions to the communications industry.
“I like to fight. In the grand Colosseum where ideas clash like titans, in the tussle of thoughts and theories, in the realm where words and wit struggle to tell the story — that’s the kind of rumble I relish,” said Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson. “I am truly humbled to receive the 2023 MarCom accolade for Public Relations Career Achievement, and after 25 years of founding Workhouse, feel very fortunate to still be able to fight for something. Especially in this age where long-standing careers don’t mean much anymore. Every fighter knows persistence and pursuit are where true valor lies.“
In 2023, the MarCom Awards received over 6,500 submissions from professionals in the United States, Canada, and 43 other countries. This annual competition serves as a showcase for outstanding achievements in marketing and communication, spanning from conceptualization and direction to the design and production of promotional materials. Participants include corporate marketing teams, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design studios, production companies, and independent freelancers. MarCom's panel of judges, comprised of industry experts, meticulously selects entities and individuals whose work sets a gold standard for the industry.
Adam Nelson's extensive career spans three decades, marked by unwavering creativity in media and storytelling. Known for his inventive thinking, his path from publicist to the helm of the award-winning agency, Workhouse, serves as a testament to his dedication to the field.
In gratitude, Nelson shared, "This year, Workhouse celebrates 25 years of being promotional provocateurs. I can't imagine a better way to honor this milestone – a heartfelt one for me personally and professionally – than to hold this inconceivable award from MarCom, an organization whose work and influence I've long admired.”
Over more than 30 years as a communications professional, Nelson's legacy has shown through his collaborations with iconic entertainment clients, as well as renowned luxury brands and impactful nonprofits. His creative prowess consistently shapes compelling narratives, earning him prestigious recognition and cementing his reputation as a marketing trailblazer who adeptly guides brands in effectively conveying their stories. As the CEO of Workhouse, and as a fractional creative consultant for THE BOARD, Nelson provides forward-thinking public relations, innovative social media strategies, brand promotion, creative consulting, and visionary experiential services across entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle sectors.
Recognized for his originality and hands-on approach, Nelson's leadership has garnered numerous accolades, including the Netty Lifetime Achievement award bestowed upon the agency this year. His outstanding creativity has earned him the U.S. Commerce Association New York Award, the National Congressional Committee's National Leadership Award, Honorary Chairmanship of the Business Advisory Council, and the Clutch Leadership Award. His achievements also extend to selection by the International Who's Who of Executives and his induction into the New York Business Hall of Fame.
Before founding Workhouse, Nelson served as a senior publicist at Jason Weinberg & Associates, representing a cavalcade of celebrity clients. His career highlights include roles as the inaugural Communications Director for the Asbury Park Boardwalk, inaugural Publicity Director for Irving Plaza concert hall, Co-Founder and Executive Director of House of Independents, and senior publicist at the Peggy Siegal Company. Holding a BFA from the University of the Arts and certificate degrees from Yale and Oxford Universities, Nelson's unwavering commitment and relentless pursuit of excellence are undeniable.
Throughout his distinguished career, Nelson has meticulously cultivated an unparalleled body of award-winning work, solidifying his position as a creative force behind the sustained achievements of established and emerging global brands and businesses. The 2023 MarCom Award for Career Achievement serves to honor Adam Nelson's enduring influence on the industry and his dedication to pioneering new paths forward.
Workhouse is one of the country’s leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating 25 years of service this year, the agency provides forward-thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and, modern-day marketing. Clients have included The Rolling Stones, The Charlie Chaplin Estate, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, Lou Reed, Matthew Modine, David LaChapelle, The Anthony Quinn Estate, CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, UnitedMasters, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Moose Knuckles, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace, and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional services across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle spheres. Visit http://www.workhousepr.com
Los Angeles Magazine: "How Adam Nelson Became the Class Clown of Creative Communications” (July, 2023)
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